Submitted by Twin Valley Riding Club
Are you looking for something the whole family can enjoy this weekend? (August 27 & 28, 2016) Come on out and join the Twin Valley Riding Club for an exciting, family friendly, fun filled weekend at Lee’s Rodeo Grounds just southeast of Esterhazy near Hazelcliffe.
It’s a jam packed list of events kicking off at 10:00 a.m. Saturday with some fast paced Team Cattle Penning hosted by the Esterhazy Team Penners. Contact Mark Fraser 745-6778 or Kimberly Parks 745-7638 for entries or info.
Bullarama starts at 6:00 p.m. opening with Cassandra Tomolak singing Oh Canada and the TVRC youth carrying in the flags of Rodeo. Then we are off to the races or at least the Wild Pony Races – a team of 3 youth under 15 try to get one rider on the back of these bundles of dynamite for at least two jumps, sounds easy right! Do you want to give it a try, call (306)745-2443 for more information and/or to enter up your team.
Ok now take a deep breath, get on the edge of your seats because here comes the BULLS!!!!! Watch some bucking good action with both bull riding and junior steers as the cowboys ride for over $1000 in added money. During Intermission if you’re feeling hunger pangs head over to Veronica’s Ukrainian Food Booth for some great food. We’ll also give you a chance to catch auction fever and buy your favorite bull rider or the pen of bulls during the Calcutta. Now back in your seats and watch them battle it out – bulls against riders. You call it – Who’s gonna WIN.
Whew Bullarama’s done for another year – thinking of heading home – WHOA you are not done yet! Come on over to the Beer Gardens and kick up your heels with some great live entertainment with RODEO ACTIVE. Great time will be had by all!!!
It’s Sunday morning and time for more action. 9:00 a.m. is youth barrels, poles and games all at no charge due to the generosity of our amazing sponsors. 12:00 a.m. Cowboy Worship Service with Pastor Lorne Bonk and friends as part of the Canadian Fellowship of Christian Cowboys. Come enjoy this low key style of worship with plenty of uplifting Country Gospel Music.
Now on with the show!!! 1:00 p.m. the TVRC Rodeo kicks off. This rodeo is one of the few jackpot rodeos still running and has been going since the early 70’s. There are events for everyone, young and old, no memberships required, entry fees are paid back to the winning contestants, don’t have to be a pro, with many contestants trying their first rodeo event here. Again we start with the TVRC youth carrying in the flags of rodeo and the Canadian flag while Cassandra sings Oh Canada. Now the action begins with a whole list of events including Bull Riding, Wild Pony Race, Calf Scramble, Wildcow Riding, Junior Steer Riding, Team Roping, Open and Junior Barrels, Open and Junior Breakaway, Mutton Busting and so much more.
Another great BONUS of the weekend is to meet ROYALTY – the TVRC 2016 King – DUSTIN SPENCER. He will be on hand all weekend meeting and greeting everyone. Dustin has been doing a great job representing the TVRC at all our events and everywhere else he goes.
So take a little drive to the country and help us CELEBRATE 50 years active in the area. Twin Valley Riding Club riding along with you since 1966!!!